Apple iPhone hitting software development snags?

Apple Store“The Leopard delay announced last week may be a sign of software development trouble for the iPhone, according to checks with component makers by research firm iSuppli,” Electronista reports.

Electronista reports, “The group found that part suppliers are still slated to deliver the ingredients for the Apple device on time, suggesting that all the problems with the device rest with its software alone. Apple reportedly pushed the iPhone’s release ahead slightly from the rumored June 11 launch to late June to overcome the difficulty.”

“‘We’re hearing it’s mostly an issue with the complexity of the device,’ said iSuppli analyst Jagdish Rebello,” Electronista reports.

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Another Irish Dude” for the heads up.]

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  1. It was delayed because of the following feature:

    Holographic video conference projection

    “note: up to 4 parties at one time, only…”

    This technology is under license from George Lucas himself, hence why Steve bought pixar from George back in the day. Any one who didnt see this comming was clearly blind!!!

  2. what issue???? did apple announce a delay in the iphone?

    where is this coming from? yea the iphone is complex and brand spanking new software is needed. so what? apple delayed leopard not iphone.


  3. Anyone ever heard of the research firm “iSuppli”?
    No, I didn’t either. But anyone and everyone’s trying to make some vague statement about iPhone or Leopard in order to catch some of the spotlight and get free publicity. Of course the iPhone’s going to be complex – no one’s ever done anything like it before, and of course its all software-based. Maybe I should also become an analyst and get paid for spouting the obvious.

  4. Apple “pushed” it ahead of the “rumored” June 11th date? Since the delay isn’t with the hardware, components, then it must be with the software? Since Apple said it’s re-allocating resources, and since Apple does not manufacture the components, isn’t it obvious that the time critical piece is the software (and related testing)? There a lot of speculation and obvious statements in this analysis.

  5. I don’t see why it’s such a big deal. It’s obvious that Apple uses Leopard lite for iPhone and since we know Leopard is not done, Apple needs to work extra hard with iPhone to finish/polish the softwares and to QA it to death because nobody wants to reboot their crashy phones. In fact, it’s nice to know that Apple takes the QA seriously. There is nothing that suggests a show-stopping problem.

  6. Its multithreaded, and those threads need very specific priorities, especially with slower phone hardware and a single core CPU, For the phone to work the way you want it to, and for it to remain responsive and totally functional no matter what you decide to have going, or what order you launch them from you have to have fsking awesome programming! and luckily thats one thing apple has. I am looking forward to its release, Apple wont release it if there are major glitches.

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